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Political spending deserves scrutiny, watchdog says

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -

Every parent and student at East Ridge High School knows who Curtis D. Adams is. His name is on the arts building.

And a short distance away, anyone driving by East Ridge Middle School can read a message on its brand new digital sign: "Thanks Tim Boyd for this sign."

Orchard Knob Elementary has Warren Mackey's name, along with others, permanently etched on stone benches outside the building.

How did these past and current Hamilton County commissioners -- all of whom are candidates in this election year -- get such public recognition? By directing taxpayer-funded discretionary money toward school projects.

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